Bath reluctant to discuss Davis' future
January 8, 2013
Gary Gold took over from Sir Ian McGeechan in the summer © Getty Images
Bath hope to resolve the future of coach Brad Davis "as soon as possible" but say they are unable to clarify his position due to legal reasons.
Davis was the only coach retained by Bath when they brought in South African Gary Gold at the start of the season to head up a new coaching team, which included Neal Hatley, Toby Booth and Mike Ford.
The Australian, who joined Bath from rugby league club Castleford in September 2006, has not been involved during Aviva Premiership games either side of Christmas.
Bath released a statement on Tuesday saying the current silence over Davis' future at the club was due to legal reasons, which they hoped to resolve soon.
The statement read: "We would like to explain our relative silence on the issue surrounding Brad Davis's position at Bath Rugby. We are not, for legal reasons, permitted to offer any comment whatsoever on the details of this situation.
"However, what we can certainly say is that Brad is indeed very popular here at Bath Rugby and extremely well respected as both a man and a coach. Overall, we want the best outcomes for both Brad and for the club, and hope to have everything settled as soon as possible."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
In the blink of an eye, a winger can go from a hero to villain. Hugh Godwin talks to Zac Guildford and David Strettle about life on the flank
Munster, No.8s, the imploding Australians, wonderful Glasgow and Lancaster's dilemma - it is Monday Maul time
As Ewen McKenzie exits stage left, the ARU remains under huge pressure, with CEO Bill Pulver feeling the brunt of Australian rugby's displeasure, Greg Growden writes
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the remarkable events in Brisbane and the first round of the European Rugby Champions Cup